Former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekara who was arrested and interrogated on the charges of fabricating evidence, has been remanded until the 7th of August. The Colombo Crimes Division had taken him into custody yesterday at his residence in Matha Road, Colombo 08. Abeysekara was subsequently taken to the CCD where he was interrogated for nearly 8 hours for allegedly fabricating evidence over a firearms case. He was subsequently produced before Gampaha Magistrate in the evening. Back in 2013, eight suspects including the former Police DIG Vaas Gunawardena, his wife, and son were placed under arrest after they were identified as suspects in the murder of businessman Mohamed Siyam. Later, probes were also carried out into Gunawardena’s alleged illegal possession of weapons.
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